Writing 102 Section 6
Film Analysis Essay
September 12, 2018
Stuck In The Unrealistic Dream Of Life
The film of The Great Gatsby (2013) by Baz Luhrmann’s has a significant theme of presenting the desire of an American Dream life. The characters in the film had potential of being wealthy and full of luxury. This film illustrates a representation of how some people would behave for the love of luxury. Americans in this time of age had the ambition of The American Dream, where one can obtain their own story of success in a society. The American Dream can’t just happen unexpectedly, it is accomplished by hard work and dedication. Having lots of money, a nice house, and a happy family indicates having the best life. The film of The Great Gatsby covers multiple topics but the most important one classifies the damage of the American Dream. The fantasy of this lifestyle can become beneficial to an individual that gains it from their work. Having this type of lifestyle can be effective in some ways. Characters in this film such as Myrtle, Daisy, and Gatsby have all been ruined and effected by this style of living. The Great Gatsby is a film that demonstrates how having the perfect life can end up destroyed because of maliciousness.
Myrtle is character who desperately look for options to improve the life she is living. The lust of having a perfect life is the thing that lures Myrtle into engaging in an affair with Tom, the husband of Daisy. Because of this choice, her marriage with George is damaged by it which causes her to lose genuine feelings for her husband. George lives a low income life, who only owns an old garage. Myrtle has the intention and desire to have ease of a luxurious life. As a hobby, she enjoys reading gossip magazines that gives her faith of having the life of lavishness. This is one reason why she wants to be with Tom, because he lives that type of life. When Myrtle initially got married to George, she thought that she was obsessed with him and that he would be the only man she desired to have. In the film, Myrtle brings to the viewers attention on how materialistic she was. She complains on how George borrowed someone else’s suit to wear for their wedding. Instead of caring about the effortless things George did for her, she pointed out the negative things about George such as him not being able to afford his own suit. She admired Tom in a different way just because of his luxurious life. Myrtle looked at Tom as someone who was able to afford the material things that was desired. Because of the flashy materials and money Tom has, Myrtle believed that he was the perfect man that corresponds to the American Dream life. Myrtle sleeps with Tom thinking that she will have a way up to the high society life. Thinking that she would be apart of the high society group caused her to be in more danger than she thought she would. Myrtle was murdered due to the mistake of having an affair with Tom. This situation demonstrates...